Freshly Brewed Christmas in July

Freshly Brewed Christmas in July This week the Latte Girls are inspiring you with Freshly Brewed Christmas in July projects. It’s never too early to get a start on your Christmas Gift Giving and Card making, so hopefully after today you’ll have some inspiration to get you started. This week, as we speak, I’m moving into my new home. So as time was scarce leading up to this post I CASED the Catalogue and you can see this card on page… Read more »

So, this is the last post of Friday Freebie before Christmas and I expect you have all your cards made and sent out. Just in case you haven’t here’s an idea you could use. Measurement: Garden Green card stock card base 4 ¼” x 11, score at 5 ½” Garden Green card stock layer 5 ¼” x 4” Garden Green card stock 6 ¼” x 4 ½” (approx. for die cuts) Real Red card stock 3 ¼” x 1 ½”… Read more »

I made some more Christmas Cards and these are the last. I can also say I have used a whole pack of Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper which is retiring. Make sure you check out the Goodbye 2016 Hello Sale – product while stock lasts ONLY – no back orders and it finishes on 20 December 2016. Now onto today’s cards. They are both CASed from Pinterest as I really wanted to use the last of my Candy Cane… Read more »

Did you notice the new banner? Did you notice the new title? OK so I just changed the words around but this is what I’ve decided to name my new free posts each Friday. This week we’re using the wonderful Christmas Pines set and Candy Cane Designer Series Paper Crumb Cake 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 , Score at 2 1/8 & 6 3/8 Chocolate Chip: (2) 5 1/4 x 3, scrap Candy Cane DSP: (2) 5 x 2 3/4… Read more »

This week’s Tip Thursday is all about quick projects to make for gifts. Often the go to gift is chocolate or sweets of some sort, so why not use your craft supplies to make a quick little package that personalises the gift?   Now I shared one of these projects yesterday, so I’ll give you the measurements today and a video for you to watch for the instructions if you want them. Note Imperial measurements in blue are only approximate… Read more »

The Latte Girls are back with another inspirational Blog Hop and this week we’re looking at Christmas packaging. Make sure you visit Leonie and Narelle’s blogs to see their stunning projects this week. I thought I’d start by sharing something I received at On Stage from an unknown source and it was filled with Ferrero Rocher. Well they didn’t last long. Isn’t this just a great idea for quick packaging for a last-minute gifts? Just buy some Kraft Bags from Stampin’… Read more »

I run a technique class each month and this month we made Spinner Cards. These cards are so much fun and very easy to make. This card features the Cookie Cutter Bundle and the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper. We stamped the nose twice in Real Red and hand cut it with Paper Snips. The banner was also hand cut with the addition of some Gold Trim from the Trio Pack available in the Holiday Catalogue. The second nose… Read more »

I’m back to trying some challenges this week and thought this WWYS Challenge #92 // Star of Light would be a good one to do. I just love this stamp set but haven’t had much time to play with it. I shared a card yesterday and decided to make another using different colours. Here’s my card today: I’ve used Elegant Eggplant, Smoky Slate and Silver Glimmer Paper along with Whisper White.I’ve added a rhinestone to the centre of the stars. The background… Read more »

This week’s Freebie Friday features The Star of Light bundle. This is a lovely bundle and is appropriate for many occasions, not just Christmas. However, today’s card is a Christmas Card. So here’s all the important information: Card base: Pool Party 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½” Pool Party: scrap about 2-1/2” x 2-1/2” Layer #1: Smoky Slate 4” x 5-1/4” Layer #2: Whisper White 3-3/4” x 5” Glimmer Paper: scraps 4” x 3-1/2” plus two about 1”… Read more »

Today I’m going to show you how I used Stampin’ Up!’s Thick Whisper White Card to make a Note and Pencil Box all in one. Now this would make a lovely gift, especially for busy people who like to keep their post – it or note cubes together with a pen for quick notes and access. You could even add a yearly calendar to the front instead of the sentiment or image. Watch the video or scroll down for the… Read more »